The M.Arch I program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design is a degree accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB). All programs of this type must be evaluated periodically to ensure that they are adhering to the standards set out in NAAB's Conditions and Procedures for Accreditation. The GSD was last visited by NAAB in 2018, a process that granted the M.Arch I program a continuation of its accreditation until 2026. At the time, program was subject to the 2015 Conditions that were in effect in 2018.
To promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architecture education, the architecture program is required to make the following accreditation-related documents electronically available to the public:
- The most recent Architecture Program Report (2017) presented by the department to NAAB prior to its 2018 team visit.
- The final edition of the 2018 Visiting Team Report.
- The most recent decision letter from the NAAB, accrediting the M.Arch I program.
The Master of Architecture (MArch) program, combined with practical experience, leads to professional licensure from the National Council of Architecture Registration Board. Harvard has not determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in any state other than Massachusetts.